Dale Earnhardt Junior's Not-So-Wild Visit to Panama City Beach

By: Alana Adams
By: Alana Adams

The world's most beautiful beaches played host to a racy story about racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. this week, but is it true?

Jack Bishop owns Harpoon Harry’s, a beachside bar and restaurant where an alleged brawl broke out in the parking lot. Bishop says it doesn’t sound like the man at his bar. Earnhardt even paid the cover charge before anyone realized who he was.

“They had a very good time, they were nothing but complete gentleman. We took care of them, they tipped our staff very well,” said Tracey Dunn, who works at Harpoon Harry’s.

After the supposed bar brawl, the enquirer says the men headed back to a loud night of partying at their En Soleil condo. Ruth Sasser with the Bay County Sheriff’s office says a deputy did respond one time, not three nights in a row, and it wasn’t the reported wild party with naked women.

The tabloid also reported that Earnhardt and fellow NASCAR driver Jamie McMurray damaged go-carts at the Indy Speedway on Thomas Drive. Track manager Tim Churchill says the men were there, but did not damage anything.

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